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In Praise of Dan Lugo

Throughout his tenure in higher education, Dan Lugo has impressed accomplished leaders from many prestigious institutions.

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Cass Cliatt

Cass Cliatt
VP of Communications, Brown University

It’s rare to find someone so driven by his belief in the transformative impact that higher education can make in the lives of today’s youth, and this is a defining trait for Dan Lugo. It’s a wonderful and invaluable quality to have in a university president.

Bruce W. Flessner

Bruce W. Flessner
Principal, Bentz Whaley Flessner

I have worked with hundreds of college and university presidents and I have no doubt that Dan Lugo will be a great leader for Queens University. He is honest, open and engaged. Dan understands the challenges facing small colleges and universities.

David A. Greene

David A. Greene
President, Colby College

In Dan Lugo the Queens University community will have a leader of great intellectual depth, unshakeable integrity, and rich experience. As strong as he is as an academic leader—and he is truly exceptional—he is even better as a human being. He will be a compelling and compassionate president.

Christopher Gruber

Christopher Gruber
VP and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, Davidson College

Queens University has found a first-rate leader in Dan Lugo. Dan’s creative, collaborative and inclusive style, as evidenced in his successful history of work in fundraising, law, student recruitment and financial aid, and strategic planning, will bring Queens enviable opportunities to make a difference in the lives of their students.

Dave Levin

Dave Levin
Co-Founder and Superintendent, KIPP

Queens University is so incredibly fortunate to have Dan Lugo as its next president. Dan combines a remarkable intellect with an even greater heart. His essential humanity and faith in people’s capacity will build deep relationships with students, faculty and alumni. Watch, under Dan’s leadership, Queens will very quickly become a go-to university for students and faculty across the country.

Daniel R. Porterfield

Daniel R. Porterfield
President and CEO, The Aspen Institute

Dan Lugo is a hands-on leader who has both the highest ideals for educational excellence and the practical ability to help institutions compete well and achieve their goals. He works extremely well with students, faculty, staff, alums and board members, both leading and listening. He is committed to working with all stakeholders of an academic community to develop the strongest possible initiatives and value propositions.

Susan L. Washburn

Susan L. Washburn
Founding Principal, Washburn & McGoldrick, LLC, Chair, Franklin and Marshall College Board of Trustees

Dan Lugo is a strategic and inclusive leader. He listens athletically—an attribute that enables him to understand others’ dreams, challenges, interests and needs. He’ll be a strong advocate for Queens University and all of the university’s constituencies and will engage everyone in extending the Queens story even more widely.